Jesus Is the Prophet Sent by God to Help Us . . .

Aug 17, 2003
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Savior
Hymns: 3; 425; 757; 31
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, our blessed God and Savior, we come before You this day in grateful adoration. You have delivered us from sin and death. You walk beside us each day to strengthen and guide us. You listen to our prayers and answer them in the best possible way. May we humbly rejoice in Your presence, listen attentively to Your Word, and serve You faithfully all the days of our lives. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 54

God’s covenant with His Old Testament people of Israel was confirmed by the shedding of blood—blood which was sprinkled on the people. That blood pictured for the people the blood of the promised Savior, through which their sins would be removed and their salvation secured.

Paul urges each of us to “walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.” We are called to be God’s children, blessed with heavenly gifts and united in service to one another. God’s goal for us is that we grow in faith and love, so that we might be “filled with all the fullness of God.”

Second Reading: 

John 5:31-47

In spite of the witness of John the Baptizer, Jesus’ many miracles, and the testimony of the Scriptures, the vast majority of people in Jesus’ day did not accept Him. How sad! The same thing unfortunately happens today. May we accept the witness of God regarding His Son as we find it recorded in Scripture.